Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
25th February 2017
Science informs that every cell of the brain is electricity and generates electricity. The brain in turn conveys electrical signals to every sense organ in the body. The electrical signals enable the sense organs to function in whatever way they need to function.
So, as the brain and the sense organs function due to electricity, it implies that man neither makes his brain nor his senses to function. They function because of electricity.
The sense organ, the human ear, only receives sound-waves. Sound-waves are vibrations of atoms in air and every atom is an illusion of electricity. This is because every atom is made up of positively charged protons and negatively charged electrons, and electricity too contains both positive and negative charge. This implies that an atom is an illusion of electricity.
Therefore, electricity as sound-waves strikes the eardrum and electrical signals are conveyed by the auditory nerve to the brain. In the brain the conducted electrical signals get mysteriously transformed as illusory thoughts. So even thoughts are an illusory manifestation of electricity.
Similarly, the human eye only receives electrical signals as light-waves. Darkness is electricity or light-waves which the human eye cannot see. Darkness is a thought in the mind. Understand that the human eye does not see light either, because only electricity as light-waves enters the pupil, and the light-waves are thought of as light.
Therefore, even the light that is seen by the human in the daytime is a thought. In sleep light is seen in a dream, even though darkness is present in the head and in the bedroom. Light seen in a dream implies that darkness is light, which the human eye cannot see, but it is a thought of light in the human mind. This implies that light which the human believes he sees in the daytime is a thought of light too. So light and darkness are thoughts in the mind, and a thought is an illusion of electricity.
Science also points out that electricity is light. The enlightened have rightly pointed that daily life, including the actions in it, man and the world is a play of light, meaning that the brain and senses are an illusion of electricity, meaning light.
Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
© Copyright V. S. Shankar 2017
The pathway that leads the reader carefully and gently from light to light through very familiar, albeit illusory, stepping stones, is a priceless gift from life. Such a gift is the wisdom of an enlightened being revealing this generosity of life. Revelation is light and freedom.
Julian Capper, U.K
German Translator’s Note:
In the article “Electricity“ by Dr. Shankar, old age wisdom that life is light, meets science of modern age. Light is electricity, electricity is light. And light is all there is. Everything else is illusion. Dr. Shankar embodies the link between old age and modern age as well as future ages. All ages are an illusion of electricity in man’s mind, which is electricity too, because they all are a singular, timeless flow of electricity instead of a material, time bound succession of events coming from the past, passing the present and going to the future.
Marcus Stegmaier, Germany.